digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Windows Live Spaces
The Windows Live Spaces logo.
Windows live spaces.PNG
Windows Live Spaces homepage
Developer(s) Microsoft
Stable release Wave 4 (Build 15.3.6553.0608) / June 7, 2010 (2010-06-07)
Development status Discontinued
Type Social networking Blog
Website http://spaces.live.com

Windows Live Spaces was Microsoft's blogging and social networking platform. The site was originally released in early 2004 as MSN Spaces to compete with other social networking sites, and re-launched in 2006 as a part of a shifting of community services away from the MSN brand. Windows Live Spaces received an estimated 27 million (27,000,000) unique visitors per month as of August 2007.[1] Despite being considered a useful messaging and communication tool, Windows Live Spaces has been criticized as not being as powerful as some of its alternatives.[2] It was shut down in 2011.[3]

Features[edit]

Features of Windows Live Spaces included a blogging system, photo gallery, lists, friends, a guestbook, and a social profile. A Spaces page can be personalized with "gadgets", modules that can be placed to enable further customization, HTML code, and media playlists.[4] Contact cards were also used in other Windows Live applications and services to summarize the recent content added to a Space. RSS feeds are also available for content on a space.

History[edit]

Beginning[edit]

Windows Live Spaces began as MSN Spaces and was launched in early December 2004 with the aim of allowing its users to reach out to others by publishing their thoughts, photos and interests in an easy and compelling way. With this goal, MSN Spaces finds itself competing with similar services like MySpace and Yahoo!'s 360°.

As well as allowing users to share their thoughts, photos and interests, MSN Spaces users were given over 100 varied themes and several different page layouts to choose from when designing their MSN Space. Users also had the option to set access rights for visitors to their MSN Space based on the relationship between them (e.g. Friends, Family etc.). Visitors were also granted when their contacts' had updated their MSN Space.

Rebranding[edit]

Windows Live Spaces layout as of July 2007

On August 1, 2006, MSN Spaces became part of the Windows Live services platform, and was rebranded as Windows Live Spaces. There were various, obvious differences between MSN Spaces and Windows Live Spaces, the most instantly evident being a redesigned layout engine. This allowed users greater flexibility in terms of the layout of their Space, for example, it allowed the ability to move the "Title and Tagline" module, where before the upgrade it was permanently fixed to the top of the page. The change also resolved some oft-criticised characteristics of MSN Spaces, such as the alignment of content on the computer screen.

As part of the rebrand and upgrade, the URL for all MSN Spaces members were moved to keep in line with the Windows Live branding. For example, a URL of thespacecraft.spaces.msn.com was moved to thespacecraft.spaces.live.com, with the old URL redirecting to the new one.

Closure[edit]

On September 27, 2010, Microsoft announced that it would discontinue Windows Live Spaces, and in partnership with Automattic, a free opt-in migration of user blogs to WordPress.com will be offered to Windows Live Spaces users.[3] Beginning January 4, 2011, users were not able to make changes to Spaces, but contents were still viewable and downloadable. Windows Live Spaces was fully shut down on March 16, 2011.

Censorship[edit]

It was mentioned that Windows Live Spaces censored the words that a user can choose when naming their Space, prohibiting for example the word whore or the so-called "seven dirty words".[5] In addition, Microsoft has received criticism for censoring the words "democracy" and "freedom" under its Chinese portal.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Face to interface". Social networks (Economist.com). 2007-10-18. Retrieved 2007-11-15. 
  2. ^ Branscombe, Mary (2005-02-03). "Space Setter". Inside IT (London: The Guardian). Retrieved 2007-11-15. 
  3. ^ a b "WordPress.com and Windows Live partnering together and providing an upgrade for 30 million Windows Live Spaces customers". Inside Windows Live. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  4. ^ "PowerToys are here!!!". The Space Craft. Windows Live Spaces. Retrieved 2007-11-15. 
  5. ^ "Microsoft blog service sparks censorship dodging". ZDnet. Retrieved 2007-11-15. 
  6. ^ "Microsoft deletes 'freedom' and 'democracy' in China". The Register. Retrieved 2007-11-15. 

External links[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Live_Spaces — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
677375 videos foundNext > 

Windows Live Spaces

You may have a home page in your Web browser. You may have it customized to have the news and other information you want. A Internet tutorial series by butte...

Microsoft Windows Live Spaces - Shark

30" commercial.

Windows Live Spaces - Create Events

Learn how to create events and send invitations with Microsoft Windows Live Spaces.

Create your own website on Windows Live Spaces

Microsofts Michael Stroh shows you how to create a website on Windows Live Spaces for blogging, sharing photos, and staying in touch with friends and family....

Windows Live Spaces

Web 2.0: Redes sociales, Windows Live Spaces. Por Katherine Gomez - Hugo Albor.

windows live spaces template by me.mov

alcuni dei template che avevo realizzato per il mio vecchio windows live space (ora abbandonato a se stesso)

Windows Live Spaces

Tem talento? O Windows Live Spaces é o local para falar sobre você, sua vida, suas atividades, etc! Quer saber qual ferramenta do Windows Live 2009 tem a sua...

video tutotial .. ipod per windows live spaces

come mettere un ipod nel proprio windows live space o altri blog :)

Windows Live Spaces - Set Up Your Profiles

Learn how to set up profiles on Microsoft Windows Live Spaces.

Windows Live Spaces - Microsoft

Produzido para o site www.leandrobracaroto.com Explicações: - O que é um Space; - Para que serve; - Como criar; - Como personalizar; www.leandrobracaroto.com.

677375 videos foundNext > 

3 news items

Si24 - Il mondo visto da Palermo

Si24 - Il mondo visto da Palermo
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:26:50 -0700

Tra i servizi interessati al cambiamento ricordiamo MSN Hotmail (attuale Windows Live Hotmail), MSN Search (prima Live Search, ora Bing), MSN Virtual Earth (ora Live Search Maps), MSN Spaces (ora Windows Live Spaces), e MSN Alerts (ora Windows ...

PianetaCellulare.it

PianetaCellulare.it
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:03:45 -0700

Tra i servizi interessati al cambiamento ricordiamo MSN Hotmail (attuale Windows Live Hotmail), MSN Search (prima Live Search, ora Bing), MSN Virtual Earth (ora Live Search Maps), MSN Spaces (ora Windows Live Spaces), e MSN Alerts (ora Windows ...

Download blog.it (Blog)

Download blog.it (Blog)
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:03:43 -0700

Chi si ricorda dell'euforia attorno a MySpace piuttosto che a Windows Live Spaces? Molti social network sono ancora vivi, oppure in stato vegetativo, altri sono defunti. E' per questo che quando sento parlare di "anti Facebook" credo che sia necessario ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Windows Live Spaces

You can talk about Windows Live Spaces with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!